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Metastatic Neck Cancer, radiation, chemotherapy, surgery to remove muscle and then spread to carotid artery and now has mrsa through neck wound
LYNNY47 posted:
I am trying to find out some information. 4 years ago my brother was diagnosed with Neck Cancer and was radiated and given chemotherapy. After the chemotherapy about 6 months later it was in the muscle so they removed the muscle. Now he has a tunnel in his neck, he had an actual almost hole in his neck which looked infected to me. Finally someone listened and they realized he had an infection in the neck wound and now it is being treated by nurses on a daily basis. They come every day. My brother used to weigh 250 lbs. 4 years ago and now weighs 130 lbs. He has mrsa now and is going everyday for IV antibiotics. The cancer is also wrapping around his carotid artery so they restarted stronger chemotherapy. He is weak, tired and just looks so old. Heis only 58 years old. He can't seem to swallow well so we have to puree everything and hope we can get some calories on him. With the mrsa now it makes it harder. I think his cancer has also spread to his throat but we won't be able to find any of this out until after the IV antibiotics. This is not what I call any quality of life for him. I worry about how the carotid artery with bee affected and if it will just burst on him. It is very scary watching someone go through and like no one tells you exactly what is going on. If the VA had not over radiated him his neck might not be in this condition. His neck can not be repaired without skin grafting but I don't know if he will ever be a candidate for this. Any information anyone can give me will be really very helpful. Thank you.

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